While there is no limit to the number
of bells in a chime, they are generally understood to consist
of at least eight bells. One octave gives a narrow scope
of tune playing. The most practical consist of ten to thirteen
and no more than twenty-three bells.
All bells are cast in tune with each other to produce a
beautiful set for tune playing.
The frame works in which the bells are hung is built to
suit the specific requirements of the tower and can be built
to suit any tower.
The ring actions can be set up manually with a hand player
or played electrically from a mini keyboard piano.
Consist of an interchange of sixteen
notes. Four bells are required.
A carillon is a musical instrument consisting
of at least two octaves of carillon bells arranged in chromatic
series and played from a keyboard permitting control of
expression through variation of touch. A carillon bell is
a cast bronze cup-shaped bell whose partial tones are in
such harmonious relationship to each other as to permit
many such bells to be sounded together in varied chords
with harmonious and consordant effect.
carillon is a musical instrument composed of at least twenty-three
carillon bells, arranged in chromatic sequence, so tuned
as to produce concordant harmony when many bells are sounded
together. It is played from a keyboard.